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The Resource Unbuttoning America, Ardis Cameron, (electronic resource)

Unbuttoning America, Ardis Cameron, (electronic resource)

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Unbuttoning America
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Unbuttoning America
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Ardis Cameron
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Published in 1956, Peyton Place became a bestseller and a literary phenomenon. A luridand gripping story of murder, incest, female desire, and social injustice, itwas consumed as avidly by readers as it was condemned by critics and theclergy. Its author, Grace Metalious, a housewife who grew up in poverty in aNew Hampshire mill town and had aspired to be a writer from childhood, looselybased the novel's setting, characters, and incidents on real-life places,people, and events. The novel sold more than thirty million copies in hardcoverand paperback, and it was adapted into a hit Hollywood film in 1957 and apopular television series that aired from 1964 to 1969. More than half acentury later, the term "Peyton Place" is still in circulation as a code for acommunity harboring sordid secrets. In UnbuttoningAmerica , Ardis Cameron mines extensive interviews, fan letters, andarchival materials, including contemporary cartoons and cover images from filmposters and foreign editions, to tell how the story of a patricide in a smallNew England village circulated over time and became a cultural phenomenon. Sheargues that Peyton Place , with itsfrank discussions of poverty, sexuality, class and ethnic discrimination, andsmall-town hypocrisy, was more than a tawdry potboiler. Metalious's depictionof how her three central female characters come to terms with their identity aswomen and sexual beings anticipated second-wave feminism. More broadly, thenovel was also part of a larger postwar struggle over belonging andrecognition. Fictionalizing contemporary realities, Metalious pushed to thesurface the hidden talk and secret rebellions of a generation no longer willingto ignore the disparities and domestic constraints of Cold War America
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9781481528245
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Unbuttoning America, Ardis Cameron, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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9781481528245
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993520d3-9a3b-46ff-9dab-9cc721d67411
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